Celebrity chef holds foodbank masterclasses in Clay Cross

BBC Masterchef Luke Owen.
BBC Masterchef Luke Owen.

BBC Masterchef finalist Luke Owen has joined forces with Rykneld Homes and a foodbank to show how the content of foodboxes can be transformed into nutritious, tasty meals.

Luke will be presenting quick and simple ways to make the most of low budget meals during a special healthy cooking course organised by Rykneld Homes for people using the Living Hope Foodbank, in Holmewood, near Clay Cross.

He said: “When I first took an interest in cooking, I was on minimum wage, so cost of living was very much in the forefront of my mind. Elevating ordinary ingredients into something delicious, and making my food go further, were the main reasons I learned to cook.”

Over the past months Rykneld has been holding courses for the foodbank customers on how to cook economically. The classes are part of Rykneld’s commitment to help local communities facing hardship.

Heather Summers, Head of Neighbourhoods at Rykneld Homes, said: “We were delighted that Luke agreed to support our work to help tenants and residents make their money go further.”